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Old 12-08-2010, 18:29   #10
albinlee
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How can the steel frame only add 5 ounces over the comparably sized Kimber? I thought a commander sized 1911, steel on steel, came in somewhere around 38 ounces empty. Is there something I am missing? Thats awesome that I can have a steel frame for only 5 extra ounces. I want to be able to carry the 1911 I choose, considering both size and weight are critical to me.

Also, does the aluminum frame really detract from the quality of fit and finish, over time? I read online that modern aluminum alloys are really strong and durable, especially in the aluminum frames of 1911's. Much more so than the original lightweight commander by Colt.
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